Think Before You Post!
I was doing a Keynote Lecture Presentation at a Leadership Conference a while back and had a question posed by an audience member that I thought was great to share here. I was presenting on Leadership and specifically how Blogging can be used to Build a Brand and become a thought Leader in any given field. A Young Woman in the audience raised her hand after my presentation and says she has subjects she wants to blog about, but that she would not necessarily want an employer or someone hiring her for a job to see. She asked me what she should do…………..
DON’T POST IT!
You should assume that ANYTHING posted on the internet, whether it be on blogs, social media, YouTube, emails etc is there forever! You should never post anything to the internet that you’re not comfortable with everyone seeing!
I’ve read statistics that as high as 60% of HR and hiring managers “Google” potential job candidates during the search process. You certainly don’t want them coming across information that would be detrimental to your reputation or you being hired for or keeping a job.
Trust your gut! If your gut is telling you not to post something to the internet or emails (especially work emails!!) DON’T do it!
THINK BEFORE YOU POST!
– Dr. April
Dr. Carmen April is a young entrepreneur and community leader recognized as a 2013 Nashville Business Journal Top 40 Under Forty Award Recipient and is a 2014 Graduate of the New Leaders Council Institute – Nashville Chapter. Dr. April is available for speaking engagements on Leadership for College Students and Young Professionals.